The Institute for Higher Education Policy is celebrating 30 years of promoting access and success in higher education for all students with a focus on students from low-income backgrounds and others historically marginalized on the basis of race, background, or circumstance. We are a nonpartisan nonprofit research, policy and advocacy organization.

Evidence-Based Completion Equitable College Admissions Data & Transparency Need-Based Aid Strong Outcomes for All Students
IHEP promotes opportunity through

Evidence-Based Completion

Higher education can be a pathway to economic security, social mobility, and society-wide value – but only if the student completes their degree.

IHEP promotes opportunity through

Equitable College Admissions

Higher education is a door, but recruitment, admissions, and enrollment policies and practices dictate how wide that door is open.

IHEP promotes opportunity through

Data & Transparency

Our system of higher education is data-rich but information-poor.

IHEP promotes opportunity through

Need-Based Aid

Need-based aid does more than make college more affordable – it makes college possible.

Strong Outcomes for All Students

All institutions and programs should deliver value to students.